Summer is my least favorite season. Excessive heat tends to get me more than any other extreme weather. Also, Summer themes (beach, vacations, bbqs, pools…) just don’t appeal to me as much as Fall & Winter themes (holidays, pumpkins, snow, hot chocolate…). For work, i have to be outside for much of the day, everyday, which can contribute to it being easier to see the unpleasant side of Summer. So I decided to focus on the goodness of Summer and list all the things I love about it!
1.) Waiting for a bus is much easier (in my opinion) when it’s very hot than very cold. It’s hard to be still in bitter cold weather.
2.) It’s often more pleasant to sit in a park on a hot Summer day than a freezing cold Winter day. As I said above, it’s hard to be still when it’s extremely cold. Also, I love the sounds of the birds and people and dogs in the park all around me.
3.) All the beautiful people and animals out & about on a warm Summer day. I love being surrounded by all the living things.
4.) The insects, birds…. I love all the butterflies and fireflies and other beautiful creatures all around.
5.) Walking by cafes and restaurants with outside tables and seeing all the people happy & laughing together.
6.) Flowers & plants & trees with green leaves!
7.) The feel of walking into an air conditioned building after being out in the heat.
8.) The feel of stepping out of a freezing cold air conditioned building into a lovely summer day. The heat feels so welcoming then.
9.) Tropical scents
10.) Gentle summer breezes
11.) Crickets churring at night
12.) Suntans! I love getting a natural tan walking in the sunlight!
14.) Cold showers
15.) It eventually ends & gives way to Fall!
So here are a few of my favorite things about Summer!!
It’s always great to focus on the bright side. And there’s always a bright side! If not, create one! Think of something you don’t care for or something that just isn’t your favorite then list the good things that still exist about it or the positive things as a result of it. This strengthens our mind to develop or maintain a positive attitude. It’s also so uplifting to list the good.
I hope you are having a beautiful day or night wherever in the world you are!
Much love & light,